I had a really great first delivery experience in Spain, when I carried running shoes ordered from Amazon.com in my luggage and delivered them to a stranger in Granada who was saving a lot of money by using peer-to-peer delivery. So for my upcoming trip to Southeast Asia I posted on several crowdsourced delivery sites offering […]
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Wesley McRae, co-founder of Entrusters, reached out to me after reading some of my posts on peer to peer delivery. So of course I hit him up for an interview about his company. Entrusters provides a sophisticated technical platform for crowdsourced delivery, currently focused in Argentina and Brazil. Argentina is high on my list of […]
I’ve been carrying around these shoes since leaving San Francisco. They were delivered to my house a few weeks before I left, in a size much too large for my feet. This is my first foray into peer to peer delivery, yet another aspect of the sharing economy relevant to travelers. I posted my trip to […]
The founder of Piggybee (who I previously interviewed) published an interesting new blog post which includes a comprehensive list of peer to peer delivery companies, and some interesting thoughts on why this business model should succeed (or at least why he’s not crazy to be trying it).
I’ve written about the peer to peer delivery and shipping businesses, which offer travelers a way to earn some money as a part of their trips. PiggyBee is an interesting addition to this space because they focus on non-monetary rewards, like a ride from the airport or a drink with a local. Still in the […]
Judging from the number of new companies that were founded, 2013 was a big year for innovation in the peer to peer delivery business. This sharing economy service allows travelers to generate some extra income by carrying things for other people while they travel. For instance, if I’m traveling from Paris to Istanbul, there’s someone looking for shipping […]